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It’s So / History EP – Los Charly’s Orchestra Feat. Omar – Release: 16th June


Good news! music lovers, record diggers & Soul searchers!

Los Charly’s Orchestra are back!!! this time celebrating their 10th anniversary and featuring the tropical Soul legend: Omar, for their latest extravaganza of Caribbean infused Disco/Boogie.

LCO has left an important landmark on the global Soulful Disco – Jazz Funk landscape since the very beginning, and their tireless production machine still continues today to deliver some of the most epic groovers, such as: All Around The World, Everlasting Love & Sunshine, in between many others.

Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel (the two men behind this project), continue on their endless effort for producing enduring music by delivering their latest EP which contains an LCO’s Re-make treatment of Omar’s classic: It’s So plus a brand new Boogie-Reggaeish fusion track entitled: History, both tracks with their correspondent instrumentals plus a bonus club mix on the digital package for the delight of the groove music aficionado.

Credits:

Vocals: Omar Lye-Fook

Keys: Xantone Blacq

Bass: Mateus Nova

Guitar: Raphael Delphino

Drums: Juan Laya

Horns: John Allen

Strings: Ben Brown

Percussion: Alejandro Martinez

Produced by Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel

Los Charly’s Orchestra Feat Xantone Blacq – All Around The World – Opolopo Remix – Out 20-Nov-15

Los Charly’s Orchestra meet Opolopo on this supersonic journey of Future Soul & Electronic Boogie. The mighty Xantone Blacq delivers his vocal vibe as we cross into a brand new dimension of sound, groove, and spirit…

Let the music speak.

Groove On! Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel Feat: Chennez Mckenzie – Release: 18th May

Following the success of their previously released “Boogie Magic EP – You Can Beat it” Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel meet Uk Soul singer: Chennez Mckenzie once again in order top deliver this top notch Boogie groover…

Throwing some typical George Benson licks blended into some Brit Jazz Funk vibes and 80′s Boogie, the tune place itself in quite an exceptional position, rarely found on the current musical scenes.

Closing the package an additional RT909 Lockdown Club Mix tights up the whole release recalling past, present and future from an undefined perspective that explains a message of musical evolution that keep moving in cycles through the times and it’ll never end…

The Boogie Man – Shake Your Body EP – Release 20th Oct 2014

Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel team up once again with UK singer Andre Espeut for the second release of “The Boogie Man”.

Crafting their sound and production to the most optimun level so far, The Boogie Man gang deliver it’s ultimate floor filler where Kool & The Gang meets Parliament Funkalic for the opening track of the EP -”Shake Your Body” while Jazz Funk meets Disco for the flip side with and uplifting groove called “Keep On Moving” that brings memories of David Bendeth’s immortal Feel The Real and many other references.

Colourful melodies and arrangements flow from the moment the needle hits the groove, driving the funky bass line and steady beat through a journey of many harmonic changes that don’t let you other alternative but dance and enjoy.

“Yup!! Tasty!! Feeling both these tunes!!” Patrick Forge

Credits:

Vocals – Andre Espeut
Bass – Matheus Nova
Drums & Guitar – Raphael Delphino
Keys – Milt Mavrakakis
Percussion – Juan Laya
Trumpet – Eikel Venegas Hernandes

Production – Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel

Cat Nr IMAGENES047
Record Label: Imagenes Recordings
Format: Vinyl 12” & Digital Download
Release date: 20th Oct 2014 from the usual record stores & digital outlets.

Everlasting Love – Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel Feat: Los Charly’s Orchestra – Release 01-09-14

London/Venezuela production duo Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel aka Los Charly’s Orchestra take influences from Salsoul, Fania, Donna Summer, Cerrone, Herbie Hancock and even Jamiroquay and blend them with their very unique style of production in order to deliver their latest anthem of Neo Latin Disco.

After a few months of experimentation across different sounds Los Charly’s are back into their main arena with an outstanding new single entitle Everlasting Love.

Those guys were first known by their initial Disco/Funk period and more recently by their infectious Latin/Funk sound, which has been buzzing all around the place for the past couple of years.

This new single expresses a cross road in between the two periods of LCO bringing up a new perspective for the future of this outfit.

“Really good tune!, very Salsoul!” John Morales

Credits:

Vocals – Amalia Economos
Bass – Matheus Nova
Drums – Juan Laya
Keys – Milt Mavrakakis
Percussion – Alejadro Martinez
Trumpet – Eikel Venegas Hernandes
Trombone – Landy Casanueva
Guitar – Kenny Barry

Production – Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel

Cat Nr IMAGENES046
Record Label: Imagenes Recordings
Format: Vinyl 10” & Digital Download
Release date: 01 Sept 2014 from the usual record stores & digital outlets.

When The Funk Rains Down (Pete Herbert Remix) Artist:The Boogie Man – Release 09-06-14

Over the past 3 years Pete Herbert has become one of the main remixers of Imagenes Recordings after several heavy weight re-works including the tune: “Everybody” featuring front man Andre Espeut, which topped the main chart of Traxsource for about 4 weeks last year, and few other well known jams of Los Charly’s Orchestra.
Mr Pete comes back with a superb Electro Funk / House remix of the recentely launched band “The Boogie Man” – When The Funk Rains Down.
The perfect choice for the summer sessions ahead…
Vocals by Andre Espeut

Cat Nr IMAGENES044
Record Label: Imagenes Recordings
Format: Digital Download
Release date: 09/06/14 from the usual digital outlets.

Los Charly’s Orchestra Remixed by Al Kent, Pete Herbert, Renegades Of Jazz, Etc, Out: 05-05-14


Searching into their continuous vision for sonic innovation Los Charly’s Orchestra teams up with Al Kent, Pete Herbert, Renegades of Jazz and some of their favorite producers from around the globe in order to deliver this eclectic and forward thinking compilation of remixes from their recently released 2nd album Rediscovering The Big Apple.
Blending their Latin core with G Funk, Footwork, Nu Jazz, Breaks, Afro Soul, Disco, House and beyond, this compilation offers a radical contrast to the traditional school of production of Los Charly’s original material.

Track listing and credits as follow:
*Rediscovering The Big Apple – Cy Gorman & Ennio Styles Remix (Melbourne Australia)
*Descarga Cachao – Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel Remix (London UK)
*All I Wanna Do – Al Kent Vocal Remix (Glasgow UK)
*All I Wanna Do – Al Kent Instrumental Remix (Glasgow UK)
*Jumping With Symphony Sid – Capitan Futuro Remix (Athens Greece)
*My Barrio – Jimi Needles Remix (London UK)
*Ten Cuidao – Renegades Of Jazz Meets Juan & Jorge Remix (Hamburg, Germany)
*Merecumbe – Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel Remix (London, UK)
*Merecumbe – Pete Herbert Remix (London, UK)
*Al Ritmo Del Latin Funk – DJ Velazco Meets Juan & Jorge Remix (Caracas, Venezuela)
*Al Ritmo Del Latin Funk – Pocz Remix (Caracas, Venezuela)
*Rediscovering The Big Apple – The Horses Sabotage (Shanghai, China)

Cat Nr IMAGENES043
Record Label: Imagenes Recordings
Format:  Digital Download
Release date: 05/05/14 from the usual record stores & digital outlets.

The Boogie Man – When The Funk Rains Down – Release 24-03-14

The Boogie Man – “When The Funk Rains Down”

Imagenes Recordings present the latest ultra funk sensation of the north London surroundings… The Boogie Man
From the founders and driving force behind Los Charly’s Orchestra, Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel comes this brand new project which embraces the legacy of the Boogie Funk blending with the London touch which has characterize the style of production of Juan & Jorge over the past few years.

This single is entitle: “When The Funk Rains Down” and this is the very first release of this band which promise to revitalize the contemporary Neo Funk scene with their instant party maker sound which makes you want to move your feet from the moment the needle touches the groove.
Check the “Lowrider version” which sounds like the latest soundtrack of Black Belt Jones while the “original version” is just an uplifting non stop party thing…

The Boogie Man are:
Andre Espeut: Vocals
Milt Mavrakakis: Keys
Matheus Nova: Bass
Juan Laya: Percussion
Raphael Delphino: Drums
Tony Trombony: Trombone
Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel: Production

“So hot!!!!” (Rahaan)

“Really good!!!! Buenisimo!” (Trujillo)

“Sounds stunning! great feel good boogie!!” (Marc Hype)

“Super F U N K Y Really like it!!!” (Severino, Horse Meat Disco)

Amore / Interstellaire EP – Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel Feat: Andre Espeut & Emilie- Release: 27-01-14

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From the creators of Los Charly’s Orchestra comes this very special EP to start the year 2014 on a pure Salsoul / Philly Disco style.

People has been asking, “What happened to the Disco stuff that those guys were doing a few years ago… “ So due to popular demand here it is. A double A release made of two steady singles, released on a 12” Vinyl LTD edition for the discerning pleasure of your analogue hearing.

A side contains a track called “Amore” featuring the mighty Soul singer: Andre Espeut delivering a surprising performance on a Tony Valor, Barry White style which proves once again the endless versatility of the experienced singer.

The inspiration of “Aquarian Dream” and “Wood Brass & Steel” meet on a intergalactic & uplifting Disco experience for the flip with the track “Interstellaire”, featuring the hidden Parisian treasure Emilie Farcy delivering a brief but sweet speech that take us deeper into the journey.

Produced by Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel.

Cat Nr IMAGENES041
Record Label: Imagenes Recordings
Format: 12” Vinyl & Digital Download
Release date: 27/01/14 from the usual record stores & digital outlets.

Here is what people is saying:

“This is so f*****ing hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Rahaan

“Bloody hell, guys – right back to 1978! Top track and really great production on this. No contemporary band has ever done disco this good – Amazing job.”
Neil Quinton, Strut Records

“I am totally blown away”
Simon White, Metropolitan Soul